.MHTML File Extension

.MHTML File Extension

File Type

MIME HTML File

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Category Web Files
Format Text and Binary

What is an MHTML file?

An MHTML file is an archive that contains all the contents of a webpage. It stores the HTML of the webpage, as well as linked resources in the webpage, which may include CSS, JavaScript, images, and audio files. MHTML files are primarily used by web developers to save the current state of a webpage for archival purposes.

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MHTML file open in Google Chrome 88

MHTML stands for MIME encapsulation of aggregate HTML documents, or MIME HTML. The files are typically saved by a web browser from an .HTML file and are encoded with .MIME encoding.

MHTML files may be saved as .MHT files, although the .mhtml file extension is more commonly used. The .mhtml extension may also be renamed as .eml and opened as an .EML file instead of an MHTML file.

How do I create an MHTML file with Google Chrome?

To create an MHTML web archive of a webpage in Chrome, follow these directions:
  • Windows - Select More tools → Save page as... in the menu and choose "Webpage, Single File"
  • macOS - Select File → Save Page As... and choose "Webpage, Single File"

How do I create an MHTML file with Microsoft Edge?

To create an MHTML web archive of a webpage in Edge, follow these directions:
  • Windows - Select More tools → Save page as in the menu
  • macOS - Select File → Save Page As... and choose "Webpage, single file"

How do I open an MHTML file?

You can open MHTML files with various web browsers, including Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer, whether you are online or offline. However, MHTML files saved in one web browser may appear differently when opened in another web browser because there is no standardized MHTML format utilized among all browsers.

You can also use applications other than web browsers to open MHTML web archives. Some examples include Microsoft Word, Kingsoft Writer, and WizBrother WizHtmlEditor.

Warning

Files with the .mhtml extension may be utilized by cybercriminals to distribute dangerous malware so you should verify the source you received the MHTML file from before opening it.

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Programs that open MHTML files

Updated February 4, 2021

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